A hymn song by Christian groups participating in anti-extradition. Hong Kong protests have caught on and become an unlikely hymn for millions of movements on the streets.
In the last week, "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord" has been heard almost nonstop at the main protest site in front of the city's legislative council, and in marches and tense stand-offs with the police, Reuters reported.
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Although only 10 percent of the population is Christian, church groups gathered soon after being alarmed by reports of police brutality to create a safe place for protesters when the government said it had to crack down on "organized troubles". "
And so the hymn was captured.
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" When religious assemblies were exempt, it could protect the protesters. It also shows that it is a peaceful protest, "said Edwin Chow, 1
The simple anthem that heard about Hong Kong was composed by Linda Stassen-Benjamin in the United States in 1974 for Easter.
The protests over the last 10 days have been virtually peaceful, even though the police used tear gas and rubber balls to spread crowds in Wednesday last week.
"Stop using Baton or we sing & # 39; Hallelujah to Lord & # 39; "Read a protest record after the rubber balls were fired.
Protesters say the religious song has helped diffuse tension with the police." "It has a calming effect," said Timothy Lam, 58, a Catholic priest at the Grace Church. Hong Kong, who participated in the protest with other churches to promote peace. "The police had a lot of equipment, they were very excited and sought people. Students sang this to show that they were peaceful. "
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Hong Kong's Beijing-backed government head Carrie Lam, who Is Catholic himself, apologizing in opposition of the opposition and postponing the introduction of the extradition bill. Some protesters hoped that the Christian anthem would help fail her.
"She is Catholic after all, it is one of the main reasons why that we sing it, "said Jamie, an 18-year-old non-Catholic student.
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Critics say the extradition bill would undermine Hong Kong's independent judiciary and the rule of law guaranteed by a "one country, two systems", the formula of the former British colony returned to the Chinese government in 1997.
In a country known to pursue Christians and others Religious minorities, Hong Kong is known to have a high degree of religious freedom, unlike mainland China.
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Members of the Chinese Communist Party are forbidden to have any religious beliefs and party members who violate the rule can be expelled.
CLICK HERE TO GET FOX NEWS APP  A reporter for Hong Kong Free Press, Jennifer Creery, tweeted that she will never get "Sing Hallelujah to the Lord" out of her head.